When a doctor or other health care provider makes a mistake or commits a careless act or oversight causing harm to you or a loved one, it is you as the patient as well as your family who must deal with the harm caused. The Law Office of James I. Devine represents victims of medical errors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as the surrounding counties including Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Bucks counties. Mr. Devine has also represented medical malpractice clients throughout the...Read more
When a doctor or other health care provider makes a mistake or commits a careless act or oversight causing harm to you or a loved one, it is you as the patient as well as your family who must deal with the harm caused. The Law Office of James I. Devine represents victims of medical errors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as the surrounding counties including Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Bucks counties. Mr. Devine has also represented medical malpractice clients throughout the state of Pennsylvania including Lackawanna, Allegheny, Lehigh, Dauphin and Luzerne counties, for example.
With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Devine has helped countless victims obtain fair compensation for the harm, injury and, most unfortunately, death resulting from various medical errors, including surgical errors, diagnostic mistakes, anesthesia negligence and medication mix-ups, among many others. After graduating from law school in 1983 and completing a one year clerkship in the federal court in the United States District Court in Philadelphia, Mr. Devine spent more than a decade successfully representing physicians and health care providers in medical malpractice cases. Defending physicians provided Mr. Devine experience, insight and knowledge of the defense approach and strategies in malpractice litigation that now are invaluable tools he is able to use in representing and advancing the interests of his present clients. Few attorneys have this breadth of experience. Since 1996, at about the time several medical liability insurers were determined by the state department of insurance to be underfunded and unable to pay valid claims as they arose, Mr. Devine has been representing patients and their families in medical malpractice claims. Mr. Devine’s law practice is not limited to medical malpractice. He represents individuals in a variety of civil litigation matters including people injured while driving or involved in a construction accident or virtually any activity of daily living where a person was injured as a result of another person’s carelessness or neglect. All injury cases involve medical care and treatment, and Mr. Devine’s background and experience in the medical malpractice area of law gives him an advantage in understanding the often confusing medical records associated with that treatment.
It is important to understand that not every bad outcome and medical complication is necessarily caused by medical malpractice. A person who believes he or she has been the victim of malpractice should seek out an attorney with sufficient experience to understand the nature of the underlying treatment at issue and the likely defenses to his or her claims. Your attorney should be able to recognize the complexities of your claim and make a reasonable assessment of the likelihood of success in the claim. The pursuit of a medical malpractice claim is a time-consuming matter. As a party involved in a malpractice claim, you will play an important role in assisting throughout the entire process. You want an attorney who is capable and experienced in these claims.
During your initial free consultation, Mr. Devine will personally review with you the facts and circumstances surrounding your claim. In most cases he undertakes, Mr. Devine advances the case costs and there is no fee or charge to the client unless there is a recovery in the case.
Prior to calculating the type and amount of compensation to pursue, Mr. Devine will look at the impact the medical error has caused and the permanent or long-term effects. For example, if someone was the victim of a surgical mistake resulting in death, Mr. Devine will explain the elements of recoverable compensation under Pennsylvania law. Similarly, if your child suffers catastrophic birth injuries as a result of carelessness, neglect or oversight, Mr. Devine will explain and pursue the damages claims to which your child and you are entitled.
The Law Office of James I. Devine is devoted to helping victims receive fair and just compensation for persons harmed or injured because of medical malpractice events, as well as other personal injury accidents. Mr. Devine is attentive to important details and works diligently on behalf of his clients.Read less